OLS : Record


Main Title Agency-Wide Application of Region 7 NPDES Program Process Improvements Could Increase EPA Efficiency. Audit Report.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of the Inspector General.
Year Published 2011
Report Number OIG-11-P-0315
Stock Number PB2011-113762
Subjects Environmental protection; Public health; Audit; States; Permits; Permit application; Cost benefit; Accountability; Implementation; Scope; Discharge; Performance standards; Communication; Improvements; Efficiency; National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System(NPRDES)
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
NTIS PB2011-113762 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 03/09/2012
Collation 39p
Abstract The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that from 1999 through 2009, the number of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permittees increased over 200 percent, from 372,700 to more than 950,000, due to court decisions and new regulations. Further, while expanding in number, permits have also become more complex. Because of the increased workload associated with these permits and the tightening of federal and state budgets, the states in Region 7 requested that EPA hold a Kaizen event to determine whether opportunities existed to improve NPDES program efficiency. We conducted an audit of the Kaizen event to determine: What improvements identified at the Region 7 event can be applied on a wider scale What barriers existed in the development and implementation of improvements identified from event results and what lessons can be learned from the event
Availability Notes Product reproduced from digital image. Order this product from NTIS by: phone at 1-800-553-NTIS (U.S. customers); (703)605-6000 (other countries); fax at (703)605-6900; and email at orders@ntis.gov. NTIS is located at 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA, 22312, USA.
PUB Date Free Form 6 Jul 2011
Category Codes 68; 97G; 43F; 70F
NTIS Prices PC A04/MF A04
Document Type NT
Control Number 128502400
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Origin NTIS
Type CAT